Lots of photos from the Kiama Sustainability Expo and Kiama Community Garden Open Day, held on Sunday. There were lots of local organisations and businesses present, as well as celebrity gardener Costa from SBS. What a top day!
Jamberoo Community Growers, a local gardening club affiliated with the Garden Clubs Of Australia, is selling flower bulbs as a fundraiser. We’re hoping to raise enough money to cover our insurance for the year, and maybe some running costs as well.
The new Green Box Regional Food Cooperative Ltd needs your help to show Matt Brown’s office that they have broad support from within the Kiama community. Please help!
I spent most of Sunday helping to staff the Jamberoo FutureCare table at the Shellharbour Solar Expo, at Shellharbour Workers’ Club (who actually have 22 kW of solar panels installed themselves – see photo). The expo was organised by Jamberoo FutureCare, in conjunction with Shellharbour and Kiama Councils. There were a number of solar power … [Read more…]
We’re making a documentary! One of the community groups I belong to, Jamberoo FutureCare, recently teamed up with local documentary filmmaker Russell Hawkins to apply for a cultural grant from Kiama Council. Our proposal was to make a documentary about local people trying to live more sustainably. Lucky for us, Council liked the idea and … [Read more…]
We had a fantastic presentation today at the Jamberoo Community Growers meeting, by the people from Organic Crop Protectants. A big part of the talk was on organic fruit fly control, using their “eco-naturalure” male fruit fly trap and attractant/insecticide products. It looks like a great system to keep these frustrating pests down. You simply … [Read more…]
I was fortunate enough to be invited to speak at the launch of Kiama Council’s new Kiamasphere web site on Thursday. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll probably know that our sustainability journey really got going when my family joined the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge. It gave us the impetus to … [Read more…]
What a great turnout we had at yesterday’s Jamberoo Community Growers meeting! Don Cairns, former resident of Kiama and Kangaroo Valley and now living in Nowra, gave an excellent talk about growing food through the season. Don has been gardening for many years, and understands our climate and weather patterns very well. His tips and … [Read more…]
I attended an event at the Kiama Library last night, “Sustaining The Library”, put on by the Kiama Greens. Ten years ago, The Greens donated about $1200 worth of books and CDs about the environment and sustainability to the Kiama Library. Last night they did it again. There are some great books in the collection … [Read more…]
I spent the day on Saturday manning a sustainability stall at the Kiama Show, and really enjoyed getting to talk to the many people that stopped by. I was wearing a few hats on the day – representing Jamberoo Community Growers, Kiama FutureCare and Jamberoo FutureCare. The three groups pooled our resources and had information … [Read more…]